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2017 Desert Nationals
Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) is built by local volunteers and businesses and opened in 2008. It is located next to the Stuart Highway, 15 km south of Alice Springs, alongside the Finke Desert Race start line. ASID is operated by the Central Australian Drag Racing Association Inc. (CADRA) and is affiliated with the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA).

Before ASID, CADRA drag raced on a temporary track set up on a runway at the Alice Springs Airport. For 13 years, CADRA volunteers and the public petitioned the NT Government for assistance to build a permanent strip. An $850,000 NT Government grant was finally secured but not enough to build a 1/4 mile drag strip. The strip was made possible by racers, businesses and private donations of cash, materials and labour.

ASID has a standard 1/4 mile long (400 Metre) racing surface followed by 1 mile of braking area. The barrier walls now extend to the entire length of the strip. The spectator hill and viewing areas stop at the end of the 1/8 mile. Quarter mile races are held during day and night with permanent lighting.

The latest improvements for ASID will attract more national rounds of ANDRA racing, such as the Aeroflow Sportsman Championships Rounds with Supercharged Outlaws.

Remember . . . Street Racing is NOT Drag Racing - come to the Drag Strip where racing is safe and legal!

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